Monday, 26 September 2011

Old but not quite vintage

Hi everyone

Anyone know what exactly makes things vintage?
I have always taken them to be roughly over 30 years old???

Anyway, I would like to share with you something I started all-but 29 years ago
And I also finished it well within a year
Must have had some time up my sleeve back then  :-)
Don't know how - as hubby frequently was away for work and three babes under 13 months!!!
Oh, that's it - hubby was away   :-)

Anyway, back to what I want to show you

For anyone who is interested here are the meanings -
A = Australian Flag
B = Brolga
C = Cockatoo
D = Dusky Hopping Mouse
E = Echnida
F = Flannel Flower
G = Goanna
H = Honeyeater
I = Ibis
J = Jabiru
K = Koala
L = Lorikeet
M = Magpie
N = Numbat
O = Orchid (native)
P = Platypus
Q = Quokka
R = Rosella
S = Swan (Black native)
T = Tawny Frogmouth Owl
U = Urchin
V = Violet (native)
W = Wallaby
X = Xtraordinary Lizard (Frilled Neck)
Y = Yabby
Z = Zebra Finch

Bye for now

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Hi everyone

I don't usually share recipes, but just thought you might like this one, which I found here

This was just after it came out of the oven and before it was found  :-)

Anzac Slice

1 cup SR flour
1 cup coconut
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of crushed nuts (I used dried fruit instead)
125g melted butter
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 egg

Preheat oven 180C and grease a slice tin
Mix all ingredients together. 
Press into slice tin and bake until golden (about 15-20 mins)

Could not be simplier

Hope someone else enjoys this too

PS - SR Flour is Self Raising Flour - Self-rising (or self-raising) flour is sold premixed with chemical leavening agents, usually baking powder
Golden syrup is a pale treacle.  It has an appearance similar to honey, and is often used as a substitute for people who do not eat honey. It can also be used as a substitute for corn syrup.
Molasses or dark treacle has a richer colour than golden syrup, and a stronger, slightly bitter flavour

Hope this helps Barbara

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Quick Hi

Just dropped in to say a quick Hi

Just keeping an eye on these little angels  ;-)  for a short time

Rescue puppies who my D3 named Ginny & Frankie
Cross Jack Russell/Chihuahua puppies
Only 6 weeks old

Quick photo taken with my phone, sorry for the quality

Yes they do sleep a lot
But boy, they go crazy when awake

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Old is New Again

Hi everyone

Well it seems that a couple of you already had the same idea as me and dug out your old patterns.

Pat from Hooks and Books reworked the lovely little Hug Me Tight.  And boy does it look cute!

Jane from Papillion Gold had already beat me to it.  She has a lovely little 'Puss' project which got swamped by the big He-man jumper she made  :-)

Jenny from Justjen has worked a vintage pattern for gloves.  And then worked another beautiful cable pair.

Here is another vintage pattern
Which I think is very cute

Sleeveless Hug-Me-Tight
Details here
From this pattern book

And if you thought I was not crocheting  :-)
Well I have had some granny squares hanging around for mmm..... well a very long time
And I went looking to make something practical with them, just not a blanket, and it would be for a charity
So .....  I loosely used this pattern and got this

Yep, unblocked.  It's an acrylic, so I don't like to touch it too much.  Probably explains why it was sitting there for so long

And to end this post with a weird question - anyone else enjoy 'Wild Boys' last night?
Nice to see "Australian" history for a change

Oh and did I mention Gourmet Farmer Series 2 has started - Thursday nights SBS
Thoroughly enjoyed Series 1.  Missed the first show of Series 2.  But I'm hooked again  :-)

Hope the sun is shining where you are
Unless you would prefer it to rain - gently though please  :-)